Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hungry Ghost Festival

The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival and holiday celebrated by Chinese. In Chinese tradition, the fifteenth day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar is called Ghost Day and the seventh month in general is regarded as the Ghost Month, in which ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from the lower realm.  Activities during the month would include preparing ritualistic food offerings, burning incense, and burning joss paper(ghost paper money), a papier-mâché form of material items such as clothes, gold and other fine goods for the visiting spirits of the ancestors.


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